ARMED FORCES DAY: FG ORDERS CLOSURE OF MAJOR ROADS, FEDERAL SECRETARIAT IN ABUJA
The Federal Government has ordered the closure of roads accessing Arcade, the phase I, II and III of the Federal Secretariat complexes and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja.
The closure takes effect between 12:00 pm on January 14 and 1:00 pm on January 15.
Dr Evelyn Ngige, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Head of the Service of the Federation, in a statement on Tuesday, January 12, said that the closure was to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
“The 2021 Armed Forces remembrance day celebration will climax with the wreath laying ceremony by President Muhammadu Buhari, in the company of senior government officials and members of the Diplomatic Corps at the National Arcade, Abuja on Friday Jan. 15
“Accordingly, all officers whose Ministries, Department and Agencies located within these office complexes are expected to close early on Thursday, and resume late on Friday as specific,” she said.
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The Armed Forces Remembrance Day (AFRD) is an annual event in Nigeria observed on January 15 to commemorate the servicemen of the Nigerian Armed Forces who laid down their lives in service during the first and second World Wars as well as the Nigerian Civil War.